FLORA CHRISTIN
‘THE GIRL WITH THE PINK BOARD’

C I T I Z E N S
O F   T H E   S L I D E

Flora Christin | Pink board by Folklore Surf | photo Jordan Godley | Citizens of the Slide

—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  —
by Tracee Annetts – photo top: Aryo Pamungkas
above: Jordan Godley

FLORA CHRISTIN is a 26-year-old Indonesian longboard surfer.
With enough grace to the mile, you’d guess she’d been born to it.
Yet it was just last year she took up the sport!
She now has a surfboard sponsorship with Folklore Surf and other brands have followed suit.
Flora will be competing in the Asian Surf Champions Tour in Japan this year, as Indonesia’s first female longboard surfer. 

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B A M B U  I N D A H
is a boutique resort featuring traditional Javanese and Sumatran architecture, organic gardens and sweeping views of the Ayung River gorge.
Located along the Sayan Ridge 10 minutes from
Ubud, Bali in Indonesia.

Bambu Indah, Ubud Bali

The hotel is a stunning combination of bamboo buildings and antique Javanese teak wood bridal homes, each with individual design details to surround
you in beauty and comfort.
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“I closed my eyes and spoke to you in a thousand silent ways” — Rumi

 Y O G A :
WHERE TO?
  When in..?

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Handsome Citizens preferred Yoga Studios Bali, Australia, USA, Mexico and more


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C A F E   B A L I
The decor, food, service and thirst-inducing cocktails at this beautifully designed restaurant
overlooking Jalan Laksmana has been enticing our tastebuds on every return visit to the Island.

Hanging Lights at Cafe Bali, Seminyak In 2014 we had a 10 month stint living out on the Bukit Peninsula – Cafe Bali was our go-to after the long motorbike ride to town, for a refreshing
 Margarita  drink, tranquil vibes and comfy cool spot to let those jelly limbs revive after the long bumpy ride.  


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GARANCE DORÉ
+
CISCO GORROW

on B A L I

Cisco_INBEDSTORE_10Above photo by Daniella Rech of Cisco in her Luxury Bali Villa Red Door

Garance is interviewing an Australian friend; Cisco Gorrow on her must see places to go and see in Bali. Cisco; a talented slashie : a model / certified Raw Food chef / Yoga teacher / + studying to be a health coach; originates from Germany, but her heart has a home in Bali, especially since she and her husband George Gorrow [Ksubi] have built a house there… Continue Reading →

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O F
S W E D E N

Our love affair with all things Raw, Natural and Earthy was fuelled further after we chanced upon the Love Warriors blog. One of their creators and Photographer; Hannah Lemholt; has her own blog ‘Honey Pie Living etc’; both of which present those unmistakeable bohemian muted tones and simplistic aesthetic.

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C I T I Z E N S
 O F   T H E   S L I D E  
—  Not So Ordinary Citizens Interview  — 

11357411_916308428412404_77828531_n HC:  6 things to know about
A L E S S I A
M A R I E T T I
 

Who: Alessia Marietti, I am me… remember you can never be a better version of yourself because you are the only you.. I’m 16 years old.

From: Originally I’m from Argentina, Corsica and Italy but honestly, I say that I am from the World as I do not feel like I belong anywhere, I feel like I’m from Everywhere. I was born and grew up in Bali my whole life,  so let’s say Bali is home. Continue Reading →

C R I M S O N
C R U I S E R
the first of the Longboards shaped by Micka, has turned out to be a damned sweet ride, all 9’4″ of her! Great for taking out on small days at our local; Bingin Beach.

Handsome Citizens-9408-CrimsonCruiserThe very talented and equally sweet woman Carly Brown of
Carly Brown Photography fame, was kind enough to point her water tight lens at Big Red, on her last trip to Bali…☟
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 Meet
E M I L Y   P E T T I T T
designer of the luxe bohemian handbags
under her label
 G E R O N I M O  B O Y 

Geronimo Boy_web-9946This girl swallows sunshine before her green smoothie breakfast; she signs off her emails with Peace, Love & Candy Canes; she is sweetness assured with a side of cheekiness and an exuberant enjoyment for life; the kind of girl that you hope to label “keeper”.

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J A L A N  J A L A N
K A W A N  K A W A N

translation [Indonesian ➵ English]

‘When I Walk With My Friends’

Possibly the best 3 minutes of my life I have given, to the time sucking sport of pushing the Play button.
K A S S I A  M E A D O R
&   H E R   F R I E N D S 

 The soul, fun and simple pleasures in life oozes from these frames, shot by DEUS.
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heather-headshot-287x300Heather Goldman of
Heather Benjamin Jewelry

This story encourages you to follow your heart; be lustful for adventure, life experiences, and how to combine your passions with work and at the same time, travel the world…

We are chatting to our friend Heather Goldman, Founder/Creator behind the
beautiful and unique designs that 

HEATHER BENJAMIN JEWELRY
are famous for. Heather is currently located in Santa Monica L.A. and manufactures her jewelry in Bali, Indonesia.

This is Heather’s story 
— ‘Not So Ordinary Citizens’ interview —

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Heather Goldman is a close personal friend
and talented jewelry designer from Santa Monica LA
for her brand

H E A T H E R     E N J A M I N
J E W E L R Y
Heather is a creator of exquisite pieces which are handcrafted using fossils, minerals and gemstones reminiscent of the sea. She also works with silver, gold & yellow bronze made into unexpected, organic shapes. Inspired by coastal cultures, rituals and symbols, her unique pieces carry with them the beauty and mystery of the ocean and earth’s basic elements..

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The Ocean Collection
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I S L A N D  L I F E 

With this much beauty all around us, we are truly grateful to be part of daily life in this sea-side Village.

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A Balinese child in costume awaits the start of a ritual ceremony to welcome "Nyepi", Bali's Day of Silence and the Hindu New Year, at Monumen Nasional in Jakarta Don’t go surfing on Nyepi. Let the Sea God Baruna have his solo session, and be stoked you’re in Bali, with all the tomorrows to go surfing. 

Tomorrow, 31st March 2014, is Nyepi Day here in Bali, the celebration of the Balinese New Year.
There are strict rules that are enforced on the Island where people may not leave their homes/villas/hotels, (even to surf or go to the beach) make noise, use electricity including lights, no work is carried out, shops are not open, the airport is closed for 24 hours, Bali seems to be empty.

But many surfers and beach lovers will be asking : Can you surf or go to the beach on Nyepi Day…?  
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We have fallen in love with the concept of new film
 S p i r i t  o f
A k a s h a 

celebrating 40 years since the
release of cult surf film
M O R N I N G  of the
E A R T H
The film which will capture our hearts again, with modern day surfer’s riding single fins, and its new soundtrack. Continue Reading →

The H A N D S O M E
C O L L E C T I V E  

a n  I S L A N D  H O M E

“All great changes are preceded by chaos”
Deepak Chopra said.
This is exactly how it was for us as we seized the opportunity to lead a more simple and fulfilling existence in Bali..

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IMG_4472Yoga in Bali – Desa Seni – Yogathon

Desa Seni held their fourth annual ‘Celebration of Life’ 12 hour yogathon this last Sunday in Canggu Bali. The event was organised with precision and their staff worked tirelessly to keep the sanctuary that is Desa Seni tidy, with never-ending mountains of coconuts being macheted open, and table-laden bowls of healthy food offered at lunchtime..
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S T A I R W A Y
T O
H E A V E N
Bingin Beach Bukit Peninsula Bali

StairwayToHeaven.HandsomeCitizensThe Many Steps of Bingin, so worth the journey down to the beach mecca below.
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Yesterday we were invited to
M I C K ‘ S  P L A C E
B A L I 

to attend an information session with
T A S  P A S A R 
a campaigner in the fight against plastic bag pollution on Bali beaches.

Image via Surfer Mag of Bede Durbridge
battling the plastic somewhere in Indo


Mick’s Place Bingin supporting re-useable market bags

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